Nike has finally announced sneakers that tie themselves. Yes, they are real, and yes, they will hit the market.
They're called HyperAdapt 1.0, and they make the concept we first saw in Back to the Future II come true. Since then, a lot of things have changed, like the style, so the sneakers are not exactly like the ones in the movie in terms of appearance.
But otherwise, these are real sneakers that adjust to our feet automatically, no matter how you look at it, and that should indicate that we are already in the future.
HyperAdapt 1.0, sneakers that tie themselves
The HyperAdapt 1.0 works by simply sticking your foot in the shoe, until the heel touches a sensor located on the sole. This is the sensor that is responsible for activating the laces, which tighten until the shoe is completely closed.
It is not a system as smart as we would like, since we will have to modify the level of fit of the shoes with integrated buttonsYes, but otherwise the shoes will always fit our feet without having to do anything else once we have configured them.
Nike has already created shoes that are identical to those of Back to the Future, but they did it to commemorate the anniversary of the saga and not to sell them en masse. That has changed with HyperAdapt 1.0, which uses the same technology but with a more current design.
Although there is still no official sale price, Nike assures that they will be sold at the end of the year in three different colors, on the occasion of the Christmas campaign. Although at least initially they will only be available to members of the Nike + portal, and availability has not been confirmed worldwide.
Despite these doubts, it seems that it is a matter of time to go down the street with a futuristic shoe. And the flying car, what?